Hello and I hope you've all had a wonderful Holiday season so far. It's been busy at our house, but so nice to have great family and friends time.
Today, I'm joining a group of wonderful and talented ladies in a Top 10 of 2012 Blog Hop. I haven't done this before but love the idea of revisiting favorite projects from the past year.
Here we go...
From my collection below, 2012 was the year of CAS cards for me. I started off the year by taking a CAS Online Card Class and loved it. It seemed to be the catalyst that got me on the road to more CAS cards and more stamping this year.
And it seems appropriate to end my top 10 with a stamped card that I made for a guest design team spot with Skipping Stones Design. I started out the year with a resolution to stamp more and learn more. So to end the year with a guest DT spot with a stamp company...well it was just a perfect creative ending to the year.
I've had so much fun with this post, thanks for taking a stroll through my favorite projects with me. Here is a list of all the ladies participating. I know it's going to be an inspiring hop.
Hi and welcome to the CardMaker blog hop where our theme is For You, From Me: Gift Card Holders-lots of ideas for last-minute gift-card holders.
I made these little gift-card envelopes using the Martha Stewart Scoring Board. If you're not familiar with the MS scoring board, there is a basic tutorial on how to make envelopes here. Why Martha has this guy doing the video and not her, I don't know...but it's good info.
My card is # 1 size in the standard envelope sizes and it measures 2 5/8" x 3 7/8" when completed, perfect for a gift card.
The label stickers from SRM work perfectly for these last minute crafts.
Here's the back of the envelope finished with gorgeous glittered brads.
A perfect fit...so quick and easy too.
I hope you find some inspiration on our blog hop to get some of those last minute gift card holders made.
Supplies: Patterned paper: BoBunny Label stickers: Labels by the Dozen, Christmas, SRM Leaf Punch: Martha Stewart Rhinestones: The Paper Studio Glittered Brads: American Crafts Corner Rounder: Creative Memories Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you enjoy the hop,
The stamps are from Penny Black (Tree) and Skipping Stones Design (To, From). I stamped the tree with VersaMark then heat embossed with Holly Berry red/gold embossing powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I also heat embossed all the edgers with Golden Angel Wings also from Lindy's Stamp Gang. The ribbon, tulle and trim are from my stash.
I love this set and love this elegant tree. I stamped it with Frost White from ColorBox onto black cardstock then used Stamp N Bond from Stampendous and heated it. When the Heat N Bond turned clear, I added Ultrafine Art Glitter. The image is beautiful and glittery, but my photography skills (or lack there of!) do not do it justice.
I used silver metallic cardstock, the embossing folder is Quatrefoil from The Paper Studio. I stamped the sentiment with StazOn ink onto the metallic cardstock.
Here is the list of all the stops on the SSD blog hop.
And the Christmas cards continue...lots of them. Some are for sale in the box I take to work and many are going to friends and family.
Here are a couple more...
Embossing folder is flourishes from Hero Arts, patterned paper is from Teresa Collins, Vintage, snowflakes are from K&Co and Anna Griffin, glitter paper is from DCWV and the stickers are from who else?? SRM!
We've had our first bit of snow this weekend which is nice for putting up the tree and decorating today. It's so nice to have the house so festive with a bit of white stuff outside.
Hi and welcome to another sketch challenge at Skipping Stones Design. It's been a fun 3 weeks guest designing for SSD so far and now that Canada Post decided to finally deliver my stamps, I'm am ready to go!!
Here is this weeks sketch:
And here's my card:
Die cut label from Spellbinders Label One set.
Stamp Wise Men image from Skipping Stones Design using VersFine ink (Vintage Sepia)
Use VersaMark ink on edges of label and heat emboss with Golden Angel Wings embossing powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang.
Heat emboss 3 layers of VersaMark/UTEE on the label, when dry bend label to make the cracked glass effect.
Trim Christmas Cottage from Teresa Collins patterned paper to fit the card front, dry emboss half with Mesh Texture embossing folder from The Paper Studio,
Tie ribbon in a bow (Martha Stewart).
Stamp sentiment (Wise Men, SSD)
I hope you get a chance to pop by the Skipping Stones Design blog to check out all the DT and guests cards and think about joining in the challenge. The winner gets to pick one of their fabulous stamp sets each week!
The embossing folder is flourishes by Hero Arts, ribbon is from Offray, sentiment is from SRM stickers, Stickers by the Dozen- Christmas. The glitter tape is from American Crafts and the ornament tag is from Hobby Lobby. Yes, I was across the border stimulating the US craft industry!! Love Hobby Lobby!
It's been a while since I've joined in the challenge at Less is More. Love their challenges and so happy I could play this week. The challenge this week (week 94) is to use hardware.
The metal frame is from Making Memories. It was a yellow color and I almost got rid of it as I had not found a use for it over the years. But as I was heat embossing on another card, the idea to change the color of the frame struck me. I used VeraMark ink and Holly Berry Red Gold embossing powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang and I love the result. The 3D sticker is from K&Co., sticker is Stickers by the Dozen from SRM and the embossing folder is Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug.
Thanks so much for dropping by. Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday.
(sorry for the crappy pic, it rained most of the day and I had to do this inside)
Instead of patterned paper, I went with texture for the background. The bird is a sticker from Martha Stewart. I heat embossed the edges of the scallops with VersaMark ink and Lindy's Stamp Gang 'Golden Angel Wings' embossing powder. I got it when I was in Edmonton in the summer and it's fast becoming one of my favorite embossing powders. It's hard to see in the picture, but it has such a wonderful shimmer to it. I used Sentiment Frames (still waiting on my SSD stamps to come in the mail, Canada post is being soooo slow, so am using the one set I own already).
Make sure you visit the SSD blog check out all the DT inspiration and play along with this weeks' sketch. They give away a stamp set each week...and you get to choose which set you get. :)
The stamp is from PrintWorks. I've had it forever and it's still one of my favorite sentiment stamps. I was so happy to find it still in their catologue here. The Washi tape is from Queen and Co., bling is from Kaisercraft and the embossing folder is from The Paper Studio.
Thanks for dropping by. See you tomorrow for another Skipping Stones Design Sketch challenge.
First, can I share something exciting today? I get to be the guest design team member at Skipping Stones Design for the month of November. I am over the moon excited and can't wait till tomorrow when I can share my first card for their sketch challenge.
Today, I'm playing along with Retro Sketches (#36). Here is the sketch:
Here's what I came up with.
The paper is from Teresa Collins (Christmas Cottage), Stamp is from Hampton Art Stamps and one of my all time favorite Christmas images. I stamped it with Old Olive ink from SU and added some coarse Martha Stewart glitter using Aleene's Paper Glaze to adhere the glitter. Die cut border is from PTI and the sticker sentiment is from SRM, Christmas Stickers by the Dozen. The embossing folder for the background is Winter Words from Sizzix.
I'm also entering this into the challenge (#15) at A Blog Named Hero, where the challenge is to use a punch or die cut.
Thanks so much for coming by. See you tomorrow for my first sketch challenge with Skipping Stones Design.
My new chevron embossing folder is from Sizzix/Hero Arts, the stamps are from Inkadinkadoo and generously sent to me by my friend Barb. She is my personal shopper in the US!! The sentiment is from PTI and the gaffer's tape is from 7 gypsies.
Hard to believe that Halloween is just a couple of days away. It seems to have snuck up on me this year, I have yet to get my candy. Hopefully 'Frankenstorm' won't interfere with trick or treating on Wednesday night. I love seeing all the little ones in their costumes at the door.
These were fun little projects to do. For this little tag, I distressed the cardstock with white ink and used a cotton ball behind the ghost. The stickers are from SRM We've got your Sticker-Treats, ribbon is from Offray.
For the little treats, the 2 x 2 die cut envelope is from Sizzix using vellum. Stickers are from SRM, twine is from May Arts. These turned out really cute.
I'm feeling a little like the stores that have the Christmas things out and it's not even Halloween yet. For me, it's a good thing as I tend to procrastinate. So the more Christmas cards get made now, the better I'm doing!
The cardstock is Tim Holtz Kraft Core by Core'dinations. I used the Quatrefoil embossing folder from The Paper Studio, then sanded down the cardstock to reveal the kraft core. I cut the circle from the cardstock, but it looked a bit plain to me so I ended up replacing the circle using the opposite side of the cardstock. The sticker is from Martha Stewart and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.
I'm also playing along with CAS-ual Friday (CFC76) challenge this week to use kraft paper.
The Play Date Cafe is celebrating it's 3rd Anniversary. I've been wanting to play along and join in the celebration all week, but the color story really had me stumped.
Here it is:
The colors are so rich and vibrant, but I kept stalling with every design I tried.
Finally today, I 'dummied' down the colors and the card came together. That's how The Play Date Cafe has always been for me, a huge challenge with some of the colors, but the challenge does me a lot of good and I'm usually happy with the result.
The embossing folder is Argyle from The Paper Studio. Washi tape is from Queen & Co. (striped) and Teresa Collins (music). The flower is from The Paper Studio, flower center is from Prima and sentiment is from Hero Arts, and the newsprint is from Stampin' UP.
I'm also playing along with A Blog Named Hero, where the challenge is a CAS card.
Playing along with the CAS challenge at SCS also, where the challenge is to use newsprint/dictionary paper.
Thanks so much for dropping by. And Happy Anniversary to The Play Date Cafe...check out the amazing prizes they have lined up. But hurry, it ends tonight.
I know there is a lot of beige in the picture and it looks fabulous, I just couldn't seem to make it work on my card. The embossing folder is Winter Words from Sizzix, Christmas tree die cut is Snowflake Tree from Memory Box, Sentiment is from SRM and the ribbon is from my stash.
Not sure who makes the flower, I bought them in bulk from a scrapbooking store, the embossing folder is from Stampin UP!, sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, trim is from Making Memories, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
I'm also entering this into Moxie Fab's World Card Making Day Birthday challenge. Also entering this for the sketch challenge that Kim Kresti is having on her blog. This is based on her sketch 29. It is the sketch that was featured over at Skipping Stones Design in Sept, but I didn't get a chance to play along. Glad to do so today. Love this sketch.
So that is it for me today. I had a lot of fun playing along with some challenges on the web...hope you did too.